Find out how much councillors are paid, and how the allowances procedure is overseen.
The full scheme forms part of the council’s constitution. Copies of the record of payments made under the members allowance scheme are available below. They are also available for inspection at County Hall in Northallerton, during office hours.
The basic allowance for all members of the council is £9,635.
Allowances in detail
Special responsibility allowances are paid to certain members of the council as follows:
|Chairman of the council||£9,924|
|Vice-chairman of the council||£3,308|
|Leader of the council||£26,464|
|Deputy leader of the council||£16,540|
|Chairman of the scrutiny of health committee||£9,924|
|Chairmen of other overview and scrutiny committees||£4,962|
|Vice-chairmen of overview and scrutiny committees||£1,654|
|Chairman of the pension fund committee||£4,962|
|Chairmen of area constituency committees||£2,481|
|Chairman of the appeals committee||£4,962|
|Vice-chairman of the appeals committee||£827|
|Chairman of audit committee||£3,308|
|Chairman of the planning and regulatory functions committee||£4,135|
|Chairman of the standards committee||£1,654|
|Chairman of the planning and regulatory functions sub-committee||£1,654|
|Champions for young people and older people||£1,654|
|Leaders of political groups, where the group is the second party in group membership||£4,962|
|Leaders of political groups, where the group has over ten per cent of all members (where there is more than one such group, the allowance shall be shared equally. NB ten per cent of the membership is to be interpreted as seven in number)||£2,481|
|Secretaries of political groups, where the group is the first party in group membership||£2,481|
|Secretaries of political groups, where the group is the second party in group membership||£1,654|
|Secretaries of political groups, where the group has over ten per cent of all members (where there is more than one such group, the allowance shall be shared equally. NB ten per cent of the membership is to be interpreted as seven in number)||£827|
|Independent persons for standards||£827|
|Chairman of the pensions board||£3,000|
|Chairman of the police and crime panel||£4,962|
|Vice-chairmen of the police and crime panel||£1,654|
|Independent co-opted members of the police and crime panel||£827|
Travel and subsistence allowance is paid to members as follows, in respect of approved duties. Details of these duties are included in the full members allowance scheme, which forms part of the constitution. The scheme aligns the rates to those payable to county council officers. Should officer rates be reviewed during the year, any change will be reflected in the rates payable to members from the operative date of the review.
- Up to 10,000 miles per annum - 42p per mile
- Additional miles in excess of 10,000 per annum - 25p per mile
Rail and air travel
Reimbursed at cost.
Actual expenditure up to a maximum of:
- Breakfast - £6.50
- Lunch - £6.50
- Tea - £3.50
- Evening meal - £11
- Overnight - £76.50
- Overnight (London) - £110
Independent remuneration panel
The independent remuneration panel consists of four members. The panel makes recommendations and provides advice to the county council about its members’ allowances scheme. Before the council makes or amends its members’ allowances scheme it must have regard to, and publicise, the panel’s recommendations.
The independent remuneration panel has published the following documents:
- Statutory notice from the independent panel on the remuneration of members 2018-19 (pdf / 194 KB)
- Report of the independent panel on the remuneration of members 2018-19 (pdf / 647 KB)
- Statutory notice from the independent panel on the remuneration of members 2017-18 (pdf / 195 KB)
- Report of the independent panel on the remuneration of members 2017-18 (pdf / 259 KB)
If you are interested in becoming a member of the panel, please email our democratic services team.